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Police still seek clues in 18-year-old Va. woman's 1989 murder

Twenty-one years after an 18-year-old woman was strangled to death near I-95 in Fairfax County, authorities are still looking for clues in her murder.

Detectives asked for the public's help in a Monday press release as they continue to search for clues in the death of Amy Baker, a Fredericksburg area resident who had lived in Falls Church.

Baker was found dead in some woods near I-95 in 1989. (Fairfax Crime Solvers)

On March 29, 1989, Baker was driving southbound on I-95 near Backlick Rd. when, according to police, her car began experiencing mechanical difficulties. Police believe Baker left her baby blue Volkswagen Beetle to walk to a nearby service station; on the way, they say, an attacker forced her into some nearby woods, raped and strangled her.

Baker's body was found by her mother and aunt partially buried in leaves two days later.

After Baker's death, police chased leads and examined similar cases up and down the Eastern Seaboard -- to no avail.

Fairfax County Crime Solvers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case. There is a also a $26,000 private reward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), online at by texting "TIP187" and a message to CRIMES(274637). Tipsters can remain anonymous.

-- David P. Marino-Nachison

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 30, 2010; 5:04 AM ET
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Fairfax , Unsolved , Virginia  
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happened in 1989 not 1999
"On March 29, 1999..."

Posted by: wpost456 | March 30, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

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